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Yorkshire Museum of Farming

Illustrates 200 years of Yorkshire rural life with the railway age represented by a preserved half mile long section of the Derwent Valley Light Railway with some of the original rolling stock.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Address

Murton Park Murton Lane York Yorkshire YO19 5UF

  • 01904 489 966
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Open days

Daily 13 Apr-Oct. 1000-1630. (Last entry 1530.)

Travel

By Bus: 747, 10

By Rail: York / 5 miles

The main exhibition hall takes the visitor through a year on the farm and depicts the changing work of the farmer through the seasons, charting the inexorable shift from human effort to mechanisation. Many of the items on display date from the early 1800s to the 1960s; a period of major change in agricultural technology.

The upper floor of the gallery is dedicated to an exhibition exploring the history of the Women’s Land Army in World War One and World War Two.

The Livestock Gallery will help you explore how domesticated animals have been kept through the ages.  The displays focus on the history of different types of livestock alongside associated tools and equipment in the reconstructed dairy parlour,  blacksmiths forge and vet’s surgery.

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